5 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

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For more tips, sign up for a free LinkedIn job search webinar: http://learn.linkedin.com/jobseeker

For more tips, sign up for a free LinkedIn job search webinar: http://learn.linkedin.com/jobseeker

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  • Not only generic, it is a direct plug for linkedin. It's as if linkedin mined all the comments people had made and chose the ones which promote the linkedin brand the most to share. Not inherently wrong, but more advertisement for this site than actual help.
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  • I wouldn't say these tips are 'useless' to everybody, but anybody who has been at it a while probably already knows most of this stuff. I do have to comment on the slide that says people always read cover letters. That is just plain wrong. I can't count how many company web sites don't even give the opportunity to submit a cover letter, and I've been told by many HR people and hiring managers that they don't read them ever. I know that many people still DO read and expect a cover letter, but I feel those numbers are dwindling. Yet a prospective candidate should never assume nobody will read their cover letter because the one that does may just like yours. 'Leave no stone unturned' as they say. That's also how I approach my sales activities. You just never know where an opportunity will turn up and you don't want to miss it because you didn't do something you know you should have.
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  • extremely generic. Falls flat. Already tried these and no results! People do not respond to inmails!
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  • 1. 5 Tips for Landing Your Dream JobFrom actual LinkedIn members who found theirs
  • 2. Recruiters are using LinkedIn as theirprimary source of recruiting passivecandidates, and the more informationyou have on your profile, the better.Jen Glawe, LinkedIn member
  • 3. Research the company as much as you can- check out their page on LinkedIn…UseLinkedIn to find someone in your networkwho knows someone at the company…andask for an introduction.Greg Devine, LinkedIn member
  • 4. Make your profile reflect aspects ofprevious jobs you want to keep (or returnto) doing…leave out the parts you wouldntwant to do again. That way prospectiveemployers can “match” you better topositions they have available.Jeff Grover, LinkedIn member
  • 5. Write customized cover letters for each jobyou apply to. Employers DO read each andevery one. Cover letters will make youstand out.Emma Chao, LinkedIn member
  • 6. My favorite job search tips are seeking outhiring managers and decision makersthrough the use of InMail and following upwith personal notes and phone calls.Andy Bailer, LinkedIn member
  • 7. For more tips, sign up for a free LinkedIn job search webinar:http://learn.linkedin.com/jobseeker